Course Offerings

The Aviation Safety Management Graduate Certificate courses are offered in a rolling format, 100% online, that lets you progress through the program at your own pace. The rolling format allows you to complete the 12 required credit hours in 12 months to 3 years.

Required Courses

  • AT 53200 - Contemporary Issues in Transportation Security:  Provides extensive multi-modal transportation security experience.  Discussion will cover air, maritime, rail, mass transit, trucking and oil pipeline security programs as well as applicable threat mitigation.  (3 credits)
  • AT 57200 - Human Error and Safety: Explores the definition and nature of human error, error chains and casual factors in error generation. Error taxonomies will provide a classification scheme for grouping errors and assessing error criticality. Methods for assessing risk and predicting error generation potentials will be investigated. Accident and incident case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate course concepts.  (3 credits)
  • AT 57300 - Managing the Risk of Organizational Accidents: Examines strategies various industries use to assess the risk of organizational accidents and to develop safety management programs to prevent, capture, and recover from conditions that lead to disastrous outcomes. Strategies such as High Reliability Organizations, Operational Risk Management, Behavioral Based Safety, Tripod Delta, and Safety Cultures are explored as successful methods for improving organizational safety in high-risk environments and endeavors. (3 credits)
  • AT 67500 - Aviation Safety Program Development: The goals of this course are to create a working safety office that allows students to work as a safety officer reacting to real-life aviation safety problems. In so doing, students will achieve the following objectives and will be able to: (1) describe the regulatory and risk environment in which airline safety offices exist; (2) describe safety theories and models; (3) describe human factors and accident causation; (4) collect and analyze safety related data; (5) prepare documentations for references and trainings; (6) manage an airline safety office and implement safety precedents; (7) process and disseminate information related to accident prevention and risk minimization; (8) audit safety plans for air careers, airports, or FBOs. (3 credits)